The 2002 Tesserae exudes a rich, intense bouquet of crème de cassis, blackberries, and subtle sweet oak mingled with dark mocha and anise. Intense floral qualities of old-fashioned heirloom roses delight the senses and decadent, powerful flavors explode on the palate. A persistence of fruit paired with an expansive texture and ripe velvety tannins melt into a prolonged, flavorful finish that must be tasted again, again, and again. [+]